In celebration for the creation of Hangul (the Korean alphabet), Moving Gallery by Moving Art Works brushes away to honor what King Sejong the Great handed down as a way of unifying the social classes.
October 9 is Hangul Proclamation Day. Once, it was observed as a national holiday but was discontinued in 1991 due to industries filing complaints that there are too many national holidays observed and not enough work days. Although it wasn’t nationally observed for citizens to “take a day off,” it still retained its legal status as a national commemoration day. In order to overturn this, the Hangul Society campaigned until they received victory at the National Assembly. This led to more pressure on the Lee Myung Bak (prior Korean president) administration to make Hangul Day a publicly observed holiday. This has been applied starting from this year. As a way to mark this change and a day to look back on the country’s foundation, Moving Art Works, organized an event to try to make many people feel the scent of art and participate in various art activities related to Hangul in person. It will incorporate a never seen method of art exhibition through Moving Gallery. This organization has also planned to have calligraphy display using Hangul and a campaign for enlightening Hangul’s eminence. The intention and goal of the Moving Gallery is to have lots of people be able to comfortably approach the work of art. Also the visitors can enjoy themselves through various works of art and exhibit how Hangul is also a type of art work.
Moving Gallery Event Information
Date: October 9, 2013
Place: Outdoor square in front of Debec Department store (Daegu – right by Banwoldang station)
Hours: 12:00~7:00 PM
Artists to participate: 8 artists from Moving Art Works, 4 calligraphers
Around 20 works will be displayed.
* Subsidiary Events
– Calligraphy Badge: make a unique badge or a hand mirror by writing his or her name on a prepared paper. To take home your very own piece, a badge is 1,000 won, and a hand mirror is 2,000 won. For 1,000 won more, you can purchase already made goods.
– Calligraphy Frame: Calligraphers decorate a frame using the participants’ name (10,000 won?including a frame)
– Calligraphy Postcard: There are calligraphy works on the front of a post card. (Price 1,000 won)
– Taking a photo with King Sejong: There will be standing signboards which have articles about Hangul’s excellence and King Sejong’s figure. Take a picture with it. Calligraphy art works will be given to 10 of the participants who take a picture, leave your name on the list and click ‘Likes’ on their Facebook page?to take part in the raffle drawing.
What exactly is “Hangul”?
King Sejong invented Hangul in 1446 under his treatise, Hunminjeongeum which means ‘the right sound to teach people’. The reason to make Hangul was because there was a great need for a language that could be widely learned among the common people. There are 14 consonants and ten vowels in Hangul. Hangul is the simplest, the most scientific and consists of systematic characters that can all be created with the shapes of our vocal organs. Want to know more about Hangul? CLICK!